Shogo Nakamura

Nagoya City University, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

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Publications (4)8.25 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: We present a case of 2 brothers with idiopathic chronic pancreatitis associated with pancreatic duct stones which could be successfully disintegrated by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). An obvious etiology for the pancreatolithiasis, like alcohol or biliary disease, was lacking and point mutations of the cationic trypsinogen gene exons 2 and 3 were not detected in the long arm of the 7th chromosome. However, a hereditary etiology could not be precluded since pancreatolithiasis occurred in the siblings. There has been no recurrence of pancreatic stones during 42 months of follow-up periods, for both. ESWL, the least invasive therapy, appeared applicable and effective for pancreatolithiasis in the present cases.
    Pancreatology 02/2001; 1(1):69-73. · 2.50 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Lactobacillus plantarum phage phi gle has two consecutive cell lysis genes hol-lys (Oki et al., 1996b). In the present study, functional and structural properties of the hol protein (Hol) were characterized in Escherichia coli. Electron microscopic examinations showed that hol under plac in E. coli XL1-Blue injured the inner membrane to yield empty ghost cells with the bulk of the cell wall undisturbed. Northern blot analysis indicated that hol-lys genes under plac were co-transcribed, although the amount of hol transcript was larger than that of lys, ceasing via an apparently rho-independent terminator just downstream of hol. However, deletion and/or fusion experiments suggested that: (1) the N-terminal half of phi gle Hol composed of three putative transmembrane domains may be responsible for interaction with membrane; (2) the N-terminal end (five amino acids) seems nonessential; and (3) the C-terminal half containing charged amino acids appears to be involved in proper hol function. These results suggest that phi gle Hol is a member of the lambdoid holin family, but divergent in several properties from lambda holin.
    Gene 10/1997; 197(1-2):137-45. · 2.08 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A high prevalence of nasal lymphoma expressing a T- or natural killer (NK)-cell phenotype (NTCL) with frequent association of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has been indicated in Asians. To characterize NTCL among the Japanese, the clinicopathologic features of 32 cases were evaluated and the cases were also analyzed for EBV-RNA using an ISH method. Morphologically, 31 cases were identified by atypical pleomorphic lymphoid infiltrates with polymorphous, angicentric, and necrotic features. Their lymphoma cells ranged in size from small to large and were mixed in varying proportion from case to case. The other one case showed a monomorphic 'blastic' appearance. EBV-encoded small RNA (EBER) was detected in the neoplastic cells of 27 of the 32 cases examined. In the five EBV-negative cases, one was the 'blastic' type. Clonal T-cell receptor gene rearrangement was detected in none of seven cases examined. The patients had a median follow-up of 9 months (range, 1 month to 14 years and 11 months). The Kaplan-Meier estimate of overall survival was 49% at 5 years, correlating with clinical stage. These data support the concept that most cases of NTCL are identified as tumors with T/NK-cell characteristics and EBV association, distinctly different from other peripheral T-cell lymphomas. Furthermore, the one case of an EBV-negative 'blastic' variant appears not to fit well into the pleomorphic category but more closely resembles the pathologic features of extranasal angiocentric lymphoma with lymphoblastoid appearance. This study also showed no clear difference in clinical aspects other than the original site or in prognosis, between NTCL and extranasal angiocentric lymphomas despite the higher incidence of EBV association and the tendency for that peculiar anatomical site to be restricted to the former group.
    Pathology International 02/1997; 47(1):38-53. · 1.59 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Bacteriophage phi gle was induced from a lysogenic Lactobacillus strain Gle. phi gle genome is double-stranded DNA of approximately 42.5 kilo-base (kb) pairs. SDS poly-acrylamide gel electrophoresis demonstrated that the phage particles contain 4 major structural (capsid) proteins, gpB, gpG, gpO, and gpP, whose molecular weights (MW) are estimated to be 64, 43, 29 and 26 kilodaltons (kDa), respectively. More than 16 minor proteins ranging from 113 to 9.6 kDa were also detected. The genes for the major capsid proteins were cloned and each DNA sequence was determined. N-terminal amino acid alignments determined by protein sequencing completely coincided with those deduced from the nucleotide sequences.
    Gene 11/1996; 175(1-2):157-65. · 2.08 Impact Factor

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92 Citations
8.25 Total Impact Points

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  • 2001
    • Nagoya City University
      • Department of Internal Medicine
      Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
  • 1996–1997
    • Toyama University
      Тояма, Toyama, Japan